William DePaolo Appointed as PIBBS Associate Director

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William DePaolo, Ph.D. has been appointed to the position of Associate Director of the PIBBS Program. Dr. DePaolo joined USC in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and is a full member of the GI Cancers … Continue reading

Randy Newman Visits The Kast Lab!

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On Thursday, December 11th The Kast Lab was visited by non-other than the 6-time Grammy, 3-time Emmy, 2-time Academy, and Governor’s Award winning music artist Randy Newman. Read more…    

USC Ranks Among Top 10 Biomedical Graduate Programs

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USC placed 7th among Graduate Programs 2014 rankings as one of the “Best Biochemistry, Microbiology & Molecular Biology Schools” in the nation. The rankings are based on current student and recent graduate experiences with regard to 15 categories including institution’s … Continue reading

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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On May 14th the USC Keck School of Medicine along with family and friends celebrated the achievements and accomplishments of our graduating students. Congratulations to all the graduates of the GMCB and IBD programs!

PIBBS Alum: Ankita Das – Speaks Out for Science!

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PIBBS/GMCB alumna Ankita Das ’12 currently serves as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Institute of Science.  This past March, Ankita took part in “Speak Out for Science!” a joint venture among the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association (JHPA) and the … Continue reading

PIBBS at 2014 ASM Writing & Publishing Institute

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The American Society for Microbiology held the 2014 ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute in Washington, DC this past March. Among the 19 participants, six students from the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS) … Continue reading

Dr. Martin Kast recipient of the 2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Student Mentoring

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  Dr. Martin Kast recipient of the 2014 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Graduate Student Mentoring The USC Mellon Mentoring Award honors individual faculty for helping build a supportive academic environment at USC through faculty-to-student interactions.

Dr. Kast’s lab & GMCB students won the Audience award & the Special Animation prize for film “Vaccine Voyage”

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The Kast lab entered the USC Science Film Competition where teams enter a short film, in any genre or style, that explains and illustrates a scientific concept, principle, or issue, for a wide non-expert audience. Their film “Vaccine Voyage: A … Continue reading

GMCB Students to Attend ASM Writing & Publishing Institute

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Biomedical science PhD students from USC’s Keck School of Medicine have earned spots in the American Society of Microbiology’s ‘Scientific Writing & Publishing Institute’. The students captured 5 of the 24 available placements in this prestigious competition. In March 2014, … Continue reading

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.25M to five innovative young scientists New York, NY (January 23, 2012) – The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, announced that five scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named 2012 recipients … Continue reading